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$1,825,000
12 Days Online

4685 Alta Rica Dr
La Mesa, CA 91941

For Sale|Single Family Home|Pending
5
Beds
3
Full Baths
1
Partial Bath
4,144
SqFt
$440
/SqFt
1967
Built
Subdivision:
Mount Helix
County:
San Diego
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Perched atop a 1+ acre Mt. Helix lot, this home is a Modernist glass & steel luxury residence waiting for you to transform it to what was envisioned by its original architect Russell Forester. Owned by the original owner and one of only a handful of properties on a private drive, its long circular driveway leads you up through a picturesque forested setting of Sycamore, pine, pepper & eucalyptus trees to a home ready for its next chapter of life. Forester's trademark expansive floor to ceiling glass windows, rich wood paneled interior accent walls and floor to ceiling doors are on full display. Walled in glass on either side, the living room allows you to gaze out to the sprawling front grounds in one direction and out to the glistening waters of the pool on the other. The spacious primary bedroom features an airy private atrium and a large ensuite with its own atrium, separate tub & shower areas, walk-in vanity and dressing area, and "secret" walk in closet with custom cabinetry. The pool and patio area were built to be as much of a part of the essence of this home as the interior. Completely open and completely surrounded at the same time, it offers both privacy and a large entertaining space that incorporates the indoor/outdoor flow lifestyle. In the early 1990s San Diego architect Gerald Shonkwiler brought forth another focal point with an expansion of the kitchen and secondary living space featuring a vaulted ceiling to illuminate the area with natural light, and won the 1995 San Diego Home & Garden kitchen of the year award. A studio guest house allows privacy for both visitors and residents alike. As you amble about the outside of this mid-century modern property you'll find a large, open space of land out back with possibilities bounded only by your imagination.

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Listing Snapshot
Price 
$1,825,000
Days Online 
12 Days
Bedrooms 
5
Inside Area (SqFt) 
4,144 sqft
Total Baths 
4
Full Baths 
3
Partial Baths 
1
Lot Size 
1.07 Acres
Year Built 
1967
MLS Number 
230001142
Status 
Pending
Property Tax 
N/A
HOA/Condo/Coop Fees 
N/A
Sq Ft Source 
N/A
Friends & Family
Recent Activity
6 days agoListing updated with changes from the MLS
6 days agoStatus changed to PENDING
6 days agoPrice changed to $1,825,000
2 weeks agoListing first seen online
General Features
Architectural Style 
Modern
Parking Garage 
DetachedGarage Door Opener
Parking Garage Spaces 
2
Parkng Non-Garaged Spaces 
10
Parking for RV 
On-Site Parking
Water District 
HELIX WATER DISTRICT
Sewer 
Sewer Connected
Terms 
CashConventional
Stories 
1 Story
Interior Features
Additional Rooms 
Bedroom Entry LevelBreakfast AreaDining AreaDining Room/SeparateMBR Entry LevelOptional BedroomsAtriumKitchenLiving RoomMaster BedroomDressing AreaLaundryMaster BathroomWalk-In Closet
Water Heater Type 
Gas
Cooling 
Central Forced Air
Heating 
Natural Gas
Floors 
CarpetTileWood
Equipment 
DishwasherGarage Door OpenerMicrowavePool/Spa/EquipmentShed(s)Electric OvenGas & Electric Range
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Exterior Features
Water 
Meter on Property
Pool 
Below Ground
Siding 
StuccoWood
Roof 
Rolled/Hot Mop
Community Features
Sales Restrictions 
Other/Remarks
Spa 
Private Below Ground
Age Restrictions 
N/K
Laundry Location 
Laundry Room
Neighborhood 
Mount Helix
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